Social media and technology now fixtures of youth culture

June 25
Filed under SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized

Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and...

How to follow the Seattle JEA/NSPA convention with the #hsjSEA hashtag, whether you are on Twitter or not

April 11
Filed under CONFERENCES, SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized

How to follow the Seattle JEA/NSPA convention with the #hsjSEA hashtag, whether you are on Twitter or not Posted on JEA Digital Media on 11. Apr, 2012 by Aaron Manfull in Resources, Social Media, Tips, Workshops Not able to make it to Seattle but want to see what people there are talking about? Are y...

News literacy is the new skill needed by high school, middle school students

December 22
Filed under LIBRARY, NEWS CLIPS, SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized

News Literacy Project to the rescue, founded by LA Times investigative journalist Mission The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age. ...

Shockingly small percentage of online student media in public high schools, says study

December 1
Filed under SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized, WEB

When the North Clackamas School District eliminated the student newspapers at its three high schools to start a district-wide online student newspaper, adviser Lorraine Stratton knew it would be a steep learning curve for everyone — including administrators. Many of the concerns administrators had...

Story of tweeting teen who upset Kansas governor — telling the story with new social media app Storify

November 29
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PRESS RELEASE, SOCIAL MEDIA, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

Newspaper columnist Suzanne Tobias of the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle used new social media app Storify to chronicle the tweet heard around the world from a twittering teen on a field trip to the state's capital. For a look at two different ways the newspaper presented the story, here is the link to the news...

A model social media policy from JEA SPRC

October 23
Filed under JEA, JEA SPRC, PRESS LAW, SOCIAL MEDIA, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

Educators who fail to use social media as a teaching tool are not serving the best interests of their students or themselves. That's why an adviser from Missouri wrote this social media policy which was published today on www.jeasprc.org. Here's the post Posted by Matthew Schott:OCT23 As an educator in Missouri,...

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